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Two-day web symposium, “On the hunt for next generation antimicrobial agents”, 9 and 10 December 2021

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The SCT, the SFM and sponsors invite you to an exciting two-day symposium entitled: “On the hunt for next generation antimicrobial agents”. This symposium will bring together some of the most influential researchers involved in these endeavours and should be of interest to a wide audience of basic scientists, medicinal chemists, physicians and and microbiologists. 


Introduction                     

The rapid emergence of antibiotic resistance (AMR) in bacteria is one of the most pressing global health threats. Despite its significance, the potential impact of this phenomenon remains largely underappreciated by a large portion of the population. The recent Covid-19 pandemic has further intensified the use of antibiotics, often without clinical justification, which is expected to further impact on near future AMR statistics. In Europe alone, >33,000 deaths per year are attributable to resistant infections (700,000 world-wide), resulting in a substantial clinical and financial burden on healthcare providers, clinicians, patients and their families.

The cost associated with the management of these infections is estimated at $ 11.3 billion. If we do not strengthen our efforts to stem the tide of antimicrobial resistance, it is predicted that by 2050 antibiotic resistant infections may cause 10 million deaths worldwide. 

Fortunately, many academic groups and a small number of biotech companies, have chosen to take up the exciting challenge of replenishing the antibiotic development pipeline with innovative molecules.  Specialists of these two disciplines will talk about their recent advances in presentations targeting a multidisciplinary audience. 

Confirmed speakers


Dr Florence Séjourné, Beam Alliance, FranceDr Giulia Manina, Institut Pasteur Paris, FrancePr Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois, USADr Glenn Dale, Bioversys, Basel, SwitzerlandDr Robert Bates, GSK, Tres Cantos, SpainPr Klass Martinus Pos, Goethe University Frankfurt, GermanyDr Tim Opperman, Microbiotix, Massachusetts, USADr Kevin Pethe, Nanyang Technological University, SingapourDr Cédric Couturier, Evotec, FrancePr Paul Race, Bristol University, UKPr Michel Arthur, Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, ParisDr David Davies, Antabio, FranceDr Garrett Moraski, Montana State University, USA 


Programme

For the detailed programme, please click here

To register please click here